Majestic, soaring

Courtesy of Poison Free Conejo Valley

WINGSPAN—Gene Joly of North Ranch photographed this beautiful red tailed hawk. Red tailed hawks are voracious hunters of rats, mice and squirrels. Their breeding season begins in late winter; eggs are laid in early spring. The big birds are monogamous, sticking with the same mate through the breeding season and often pairing for life. Many return to use the same nest every year. For more information visit

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